Gorgeous New Stampin’ Up! colors!

The spice of life is variety, and that’s especially true in the world of color. Stampin’ Up! makes a point to keep an eye on color trends across different markets and industries. When they see changes happening, they review our color spectrum to ensure that we remain consistently on top of the trends. This brings us to the 2018 Color Revamp!

In order to keep bringing you the most current and on trend colors, Stampin’ Up! decided it was time to give our color collections a makeover.

With this revamp, you’ll have a new variety of colors (including some of my favorite retired in-colors that are returning! – Poppy Parade, Mossy Meadow, Coastal Cabana, Blackberry Bliss, along with Flirty Flamingo and Mint Macaron) that will inspire your creativity and allow you to explore more sides of your crafting.

As always, there are still four color collections, each with ten colors. There is also a new color group called Basics. In order to keep our color collections to exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors, we moved Basic Black, Very Vanilla, and Whisper White out of the Neutrals collection. We’ve also moved a few colors into the Neutrals collection, making it more exciting and colorful!

Some additional colors have changed collections as well—you’ll notice this as you look through the new collections below. You can refer to the old and new color charts in the 2018-2019 catalog. These changes were based on the need to maintain color balance in our updated collections. For example, Poppy Parade (one of my favorite reds that retired a while ago – I’m so excited it’s back!!) is now the brightest red so it is part of the Brights collection.

In addition to new colors, Stampin’ Up! also redesigned our ink pads. The case is a new, more intuitive design and they’ve improved the formula of the ink, as well! We think you will love these changes and you can learn more below.

Now if all these new colors are inspiring you to get crafting, how about a special deal during the month of July to get you started? To help expand our family and create opportunities for even more meaningful relationships with fellow crafters, Stampin Up! is offering a Stampin’ Pad Family Recruiting Promotion. During this promotion, if you join my JB Stamper team, you will receive a FREE assortment of Classic Stampin’ Pads of your choosing with your Starter Kit! No obligation, and you get a set of 10 coordinating ink pads from one of the following color collections: Brights, Neutrals, Regals, Subtles, and 2017–2020 In Colors! Intrigued?  Contact me and I can help you or click below for the details!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful weekend paper crafting and doing the things you love to do! I get to spend some time with my grandkids, then get to see one of of my nieces for a day. Happy stamping!

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Beautiful Stampin’ Up! papers – Buy 3, get one free!

WOW…July already. Where have the months gone since my last post? I thought I’d have lots of time to paper craft when I retired in February from my full-time career as a nutrition researcher. But it seems there are so many things I need to do as I try to fully slip into retirement – isn’t it always something!

I’m working on getting back into crafting everyday very soon! Meanwhile, I wanted to let you know about the fantastic deal going on July 1 – 31. Stampin’ Up! is offering an amazing deal where you can get 1 pack of select DSP papers FREE when you buy 3 packs of select DSP papers.  There are some beautiful papers, see this video that features all the new DSP papers:

Not all of these are on the Buy 3-Get 1 free deal, but there are quite a few! Here’s the entire list of the ones included in this deal and below are two of the beautiful papers.

Don’t miss out on this deal to get more crafting supplies for your money! And watch for my upcoming cards made with all these beautiful papers! Thanks for checking in today! Happy crafting!

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Stampin’ Up! Last Chance items

FLASH – April 9 through May 31. If you want anything on these lists, order them soon. Items are only available while supplies last. If you want any of the retiring 2016-1018 In-Color products, now’s the time since they go fast.

Click for Annual Catalog Retired List

Click for 2018 Occasions Catalog Retired List

More to come in the next few weeks on ideas for using some of the retired products now! Let me know if you need any help in deciding what to get for your next card projects.

 

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Birthday Wit for FMS330

Sometimes you just have to make funny cards for those special people, you know the one. I chose the Birthday Wit stamp set and the Picture Perfect birthday DSP to go along with it. So sit back and follow along this week as I show you how to use this stamp set and DSP to make some really cheery and funny birthday celebration cards.

Today’s card used the FMS330 template from last week.

The Picture Perfect DSP candles say it all for this momentous birthday card. And the saying must be true, right?!

This was a quick one to make. I started with a Pool Party card base that I dry embossed with the new Scattered Sequins folder, perfect for birthdays! Rather than add a Bermuda Bay band over the candles, I cut the candles apart to show the Bermuda Bay that I used to frame the paper. This saves paper and the extra weight to mail my card. I stamped the greeting on Whisper White with Bermuda Bay ink and fussy cut out the saying. I added the “You’re Welcome” on the outside for emphasis stamped in Berry Burst ink.

Here’s what I used to make this card (and these supplies will enable you to make several duplicates of all the cards I’m showcasing this week).

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